Welcome to the Hudson Valley, a place many have declared as the new Hamptons. Perhaps it offers even more. Dino Alexander, CEO and principal broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty in the Hudson Valley says smart New Yorkers are investing in this close-to-home paradise and are aware of its rising reputation.
“We see luxury homebuyers are shifting their focus from the Hamptons and Long Island to the Hudson Valley and upstate markets to get a better bang for their buck and to alleviate concerns over the rising sea levels and effects of climate change.”
A mini breakaway to the valley has led many holidaymakers on an unexpected love affair with the Hudson area that led to them buying a new house or permanent holiday/vacation home.
A popular high-end weekend getaway and a luxurious vacation home is The Hudson Villa.
The gorgeous property is in Chester, New York, and just a short 18-minute helicopter ride from Manhattan. It is the creation of esteemed architect Paul Rudolph and was originally owned by Henry Hudson’s family (hence the historical and fitting name).
Paul Rudolph‘s vision transformed the villa into a spectacular summer paradise and private resort. The lux property features a white sand beach, swimming pool, cabanas, spa, jacuzzi tub, helipad, and impeccably sculptured gardens alive with splashes of floral color. One look gives you a warm feeling of arriving home.
The architectural design is a pure artistic genius. The interior and exterior design follows through with soft hints of the tropics, orient, English countryside, and rustic cabin life. All are blended in so subtly and perfectly throughout the living areas, it is appreciated before it is realized. If you desire the very best in a luxury getaway, this property features everything you need.
Take a moment to admire the entrance that has flowing waterfalls cascading into koi ponds (there’s even one inside too). It’s something in itself. Surrounded by bush on every side, the property is private and secluded.
Make yourself at home. The wooden interiors give a feeling of warm comfort and coziness while the rich furnishings are classic and inviting. Vintage Turkish rugs, heavenly leather couches, and ambient lighting set the scene for you to catch up on a favorite movie in the living room. Open living spaces and lots of natural light give the interior a light, positive vibe. For entertaining it’s ideal with many charming spaces to wine, dine and relax with visitors.
The sloping wood ceilings in the bedrooms create interesting architectural lines and intimate spaces reminiscent of a cocoon-like retreat. Meanwhile, someone should be cooking up a storm in the modern, luxe kitchen that has contemporary fittings any Michelin star chef would approve of.
Every room is visually interesting and inviting. If you feel your vacation should be a kind of haven this place will impress you even during your sleeping hours. You will wake up refreshed and vitalized every morning and ready for a new day.
Take a stroll around the gardens, soak up some sun at the tropical white sand beach then dive into the pool to cool off. Finally, cozy up inside a cabana to enjoy a book in the breezy shade. Bliss!
Winters here are snug and cozy. Summers are fresh and breezy. The property is designed to function beautifully in every season. The fireplaces, deep bathtubs, and movie viewing room almost make you wish winter was already here.
It might be hard to step outside the villa grounds if it wasn’t for the amazing sights in the backyard. For nature lovers, there are abundant parks and nature trails to explore. The valley is a cultural and traditional wonderland with vineyards, orchards, museums, lighthouses, and farmers’ markets overflowing with healthy produce grown locally. If you are interested in art and culture you will enjoy the many museums all within historical buildings that are majestically well-maintained.
Need a rest from all the sightseeing? Brotherhood Winery, the oldest winery in the United States is just minutes away from The Hudson Villa. There is a nice glass of vintage Cabernet Sauvignon waiting for you. Enjoy the perfect surroundings then maybe take another bottle back to your villa to go with the fresh organic cheese board you picked up at the farmers market earlier. This is the life!
The Hudson Villa, which really is the pinnacle of chic luxury, is for sale so it could be all yours. The property is on the list of flagship luxury listings that Alexander Maxwell Realty has available.
Maxwell Alexander, VP Global Marketing at Almax Realty says the list focuses on marketing Hudson Valley properties globally. The strong interest in the Hudson Valley area from the global market reflects interest New Yorkers are currently showing.
“In today’s market, real estate investors, as well as regular buyers are spoilt for choice. Even the best location is no longer enough when it comes to competing on a global market and this is why luxury real estate properties require a long-term branding strategy.”
The Hudson Valley area is growing in popularity and it’s no wonder when you see all the beauty, culture and luxury blended together with the security and privacy provided by Mother Nature. It’s a hot market that has a high potential to provide both financial rewards and benefits of wellness and happiness for investors. The Hudson Valley area is a gem that has it all. Could there be a more perfect location?